Hoboken installing new automated flood warning system

The automated flood warning system was funded with some of Hoboken's $27.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding.

Ali Reid and Lanette Espy

May 5, 2023, 10:16 AM

Updated 444 days ago

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Hoboken has installed an automated flood warning system in an effort to protect the community. The system, which the city started installing on Monday, will help prevent drivers from crossing into flooded areas during severe storm events.
Hoboken has been finding ways to mitigate the flooding issue for years as this city has seen its fair share of flooding. There are several locations that the city has already designated as flood prone areas. Signage is typically marked, and wooden barricades are manually deployed to prevent drivers from traveling through flooded intersections.
These improvements allow flooded areas to safely close and it’s meant to prevent damage to property and injury. It’s also meant to reduce the city’s resources and costs associated with flooding events such as Hurricane Ida in 2021 when the city saw over 6.5 inches of rain in a short amount of time.
This project was funded with some of the city's $27.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding. The city says there is no impact to the municipal budget.


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